Robust 3D tracking of unknown objects
2015 (English)In: Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE conference proceedings, 2015, no June, 2410-2417 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Visual tracking of unknown objects is an essential task in robotic perception, of importance to a wide range of applications. In the general scenario, the robot has no full 3D model of the object beforehand, just the partial view of the object visible in the first video frame. A tracker with this information only will inevitably lose track of the object after occlusions or large out-of-plane rotations. The way to overcome this is to incrementally learn the appearances of new views of the object. However, this bootstrapping approach is sensitive to drifting due to occasional inclusion of the background into the model. In this paper we propose a method that exploits 3D point coherence between views to overcome the risk of learning the background, by only learning the appearances at the faces of an inscribed cuboid. This is closely related to the popular idea of 2D object tracking using bounding boxes, with the additional benefit of recovering the full 3D pose of the object as well as learning its full appearance from all viewpoints. We show quantitatively that the use of an inscribed cuboid to guide the learning leads to significantly more robust tracking than with other state-of-the-art methods. We show that our tracker is able to cope with 360 degree out-of-plane rotation, large occlusion and fast motion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2015. no June, 2410-2417 p.
Tracking (position), Fast motions, Large occlusion, Out-of-plane rotation, Partial views, Robust tracking, State-of-the-art methods, Unknown objects, Visual Tracking, Robotics
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176136DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2015.7139520ISI: 000370974902060ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938249572OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-176136DiVA: diva2:875890
2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2015, 26 May 2015 through 30 May 2015
QC 20151202. QC 201604112015-12-022015-11-022016-04-11Bibliographically approved